Botanical microscope, circa 1780

Botanical microscope, circa 1780

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Caption: Withering-type pocket botanical microscope, dating from around 1780, England. This is a simple-microscope named after its inventor, William Withering. The stem of the microscope folds down into the box allowing the lid to be closed. The portability of this design facilitated its use in the field.

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